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    Latest Golf Ball Compression/Hardness Ratings - 9/8/2011

    Here is the latest compression specs on over 125 golf balls....

    http://www.golfballselector.com/pdf/...811_v8.11a.pdf

    • Driver:.........................TM R9 Supertri - 10.5
    • Hybrid: .......................Titleist 910H (17, 21)
    • 5-UW:........................ Ping G25
    • 54/58...............:...... TM ATV
    • Putter:........................ Si1w/ THP Cover
    • Ball............................. Cally Hex Black



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    Interesting. Thanks for the info.
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    Thanks for sharing this chart.
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    Great find, thanks!
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    That's cool to read, thanks for digging this up!
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    What does MPI mean?
    In my black Pioneer cart bag:

    Driver: 919THI 11*w/ AXE Excalibur 6
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    Wedges: 50, 54, 58
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    Nice link!


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    Am I reading this right, that the new Nikes 20XI-Xs have a compression value of 97? That seems crazy high. And they have a cover hardness of 83, which is easily to softest of all of the balls tested. To give a reference the TaylorMade Pentas have a compression value of 80/81 and a hardness value of 86 which was the next softest on the list.
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    I think that is how Nike Advertises their ball. The Rezn core allows for high compression/low spin off driver, while the soft cover allows the ball to be soft around the greens.

    I guess the numbers show the technology works.
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    I wish I knew what all of those numbers meant haha
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    Thanks for the link, a lot of interesting info there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddec View Post
    I wish I knew what all of those numbers meant haha
    I do too. I just compare one versus the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Teeth View Post
    Am I reading this right, that the new Nikes 20XI-Xs have a compression value of 97? That seems crazy high. And they have a cover hardness of 83, which is easily to softest of all of the balls tested. To give a reference the TaylorMade Pentas have a compression value of 80/81 and a hardness value of 86 which was the next softest on the list.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe they had a compression rating of 116....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BulldogsGolf View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe they had a compression rating of 116....
    You are totally right! I quoted the wrong numbers. But still as a comparison the Nikes 116 vs Penta 103, and cover hardness of 73 vs 76. It is interesting. Does anyone know what the benefit of having such a high compression ball?
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    Hybrid: Mashie TM3
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    Ball: Hex Black Tour
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Teeth View Post
    You are totally right! I quoted the wrong numbers. But still as a comparison the Nikes 116 vs Penta 103, and cover hardness of 73 vs 76. It is interesting. Does anyone know what the benefit of having such a high compression ball?
    The traditional logic is low compression balls are for slower swing speeds, and high compression balls are for high swing speeds. I don't know how it all works, but basically a high compression ball with a high swing speed will lead to the best distance, lower compression leads to too much spin and less distance.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, thats just how it was explained to me.
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